FAQ (private draft)

What is the Association of Inspectors General (AIG)?

The Association of Inspectors General is a non-profit, membership organization for agencies and professionals in the inspector general community. Our mission is to promote “excellence in the inspector general community by establishing and encouraging adherence to quality standards, sponsoring professional development and networking opportunities, certifying individuals in IG-specific disciplines, supporting offices in governmental and external relations, and inspiring governmental entities to embrace the inspector general model as an effective tool in the fight to combat waste, fraud and abuse.”

What are the AIG’s core activities?

• Twice a year in different cities throughout the United States, the Association sponsors through its Inspector General Institute®, a week-long training and certification course. There are four distinct courses within the Institute: the Certified Inspector General®, Certified Inspector General Auditor®, Certified Inspector General Investigator®, and Certified Inspector General Inspector/Evaluator®. Upon successful completion of a certification course, which includes a comprehensive examination, the attendees receive certification from the Association signifying that they meet the professional standards of inspector general, inspector general auditor, inspector general investigator, or inspector general inspector/evaluator as set forth by the Association. You can learn more about our upcoming Inspector General Institute® by clicking here.

• The AIG hosts an annual training conference to provide educational and networking opportunities for members of the inspector general community. Our next training conference will be held on September 22 – 24 in New Orleans, LA. For more information on our upcoming training conference, click here.

• The Association establishes and maintains the “Principles and Standards for Offices of Inspectors General.” Also known as the “Green Book”, the AIG’s Principles and Standards establish criteria for creating and administering inspector general offices consistent with best practices within the inspector general profession. A link to the Green Book can be accessed by clicking here.

• Through the work of our six local Chapters (District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, New York/New Jersey, Texas, and Western States), the Association sponsors local and regional training sessions and networking events for the local inspector general community, and provide continuing professional education (CPEs) credits for professional staff.

• Through our website, LinkedIn, and our online newsletter – the IG News, the Association keeps members informed of news, trends, and developments pertinent to the inspector general community.

Who runs the AIG?

An elected 37-member board of directors sets the policy for the Association, adopts the annual budget and hires and supervises the work of the executive director. The current President of the Association is Steven B. Street Jr., the Chief Inspector General of the State of Louisiana. Board Members serve a three-year term of office. For a link to the current Board of Directors, please click here.

On a day-to-day basis, the AIG is run by Executive Director Gregory Hill. The Association’s administrative offices are located within the Department of Public Management at John Jay College, and the part-time staff of the Association consists of students enrolled in the college’s graduate programs.

For more information about the AIG staff, please click here.

For contact information, please click here.

How can I join the Association?

Anyone can join the Association at any time. Members have the option to join one of six chapters (District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, New York/New Jersey, Texas, and Western States) with their National membership. The price for each membership is below.

Individual Rate

National Membership: $100

Chapter Membership: $35

National + Chapter Membership: $125

Student Membership: $15

Student + Chapter Membership: $25

Group Rate (6+ Agency Members)

National Membership: $85

National + Chapter Membership: $110

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